Tom Jackson Biography

( 1951 - )
December 20, 2018
First published on:December 20, 2018
by Jorden

Facts of Tom Jackson

Date of Birth: 1951, April 4
Age: 69 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Thomas Louie Jackson,
Birth Place Cleveland, Ohio
Famous Name Tom Jackson
Horoscope Aries
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $100,000
School Location Cleveland, Ohio
Career Earnings $15 million
Weight 100 kg
Radio Show Behind the Line
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Profession sports broadcaster
Started career as football player
Currently Working For ESPN
Current City Cincinnati, Ohio
University attended Louisville
School attended Cleveland Adams
Currently Married Jenifer
Divorce Andrea Jackson/ Diana Maria Hill
Children daughters Morgan and Taylor

Thomas Louie Jackson is a famous sportscaster that has worked for ESPN. Known for his appearance in NFL shows, NFL Countdown, and NFL Primetime. Sunday NFL Countdown. He is a known tv sportscaster and mostly appeared on the sports edition. Other than worked for ESPN, he also hosted radio shows Behind the Line.


The resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, Thomas Louie Jackson, reportedly earns around $100,000, as his yearly salary from the network, As of 2018, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $10 million. He is currently married to his longtime girlfriend Jenifer and has daughters Morgan and Taylor.

Tom Jackson Early Life and Educational History

Tom Jackson was born on April 4, 1951, in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Black ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Aries.

He attended John Adams High School, where he played soccer as a defensive back, baseball and was a wrestler too. He was a Cleveland Brown fan and he and his dad participated in many games. Jackson credited his fighting coach with his mental toughness and character development.

He dreamed of attending Ohio State but was recruited by Lee Corso, head coach at the University of Louisville, and the current college football analyst. He participated in Louisville and played football from 1970-72 for three seasons.

Tom was two-timed Missouri Valley Conference player of the year during his college.

Tom Jackson Net worth and Salary

Jackson is one of the most popular ESPN anchors who has made a successful career as a sports anchorman.

Being a popular Sports Network, ESPN is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its sportscasters. As Tom is a regular ESPN anchor, he earns a decent amount of salary from the network.

The American sportscaster/anchor Jackson has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Broadcast news analysts make annually $78,200 on average. Since this number can sometimes be skewed by higher wages, average wages are often used to predict earnings. According to the Labor Statistics Office, half of all broadcast analysts earned at least $ 56,680 a year.

The reporter received an annual salary of $100,000 from his successful reporting career with ESPN. Further, ESPN reporter receives an added sum of money from his radio and TV guest appearances as a sports pundit too.

Tom Jackson Professional Career

Before Tom's broadcasting career, he was a professional football player of Denver Broncos. Details about his professional and broadcasting career are mentioned below:

Playing Career:

Tom was selected in the 1973 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He played a long time of 14 years with Denver and also a 3-time Pro Bowl Selection and Denver's Most Inspirational Player six times.

Tom also appeared in Super Bowl XII and Super Bowl XXI. According to Broncos records, in his career, he recorded 13 sacks (with a season-high 5-1/2) as a weak-side Blitzer in Denver's 3-4 defense. Jackson ranks third only for Jason Elam and John Elway in the all-time 191 game list of the team. He retired from a linebacker with 20 for the franchise lead.

In 1992, he became the 14th person to be induced in the Ring of Fame of Broncos and published Blitz: an autobiography focusing on his Broncos career in 1987. The book was written with longtime sports columnist Woody Paige from Denver Post.

Broadcasting Career:

Tom started his broadcasting career with ESPN in 1987 and was teamed with Chris Berman. Later, he hosted the " Jacked Up!" section on Monday Night Countdown, featuring five hits from the matches of the previous day. The hosts of the show recited the title phrase, watching some of the most punishing hits inflicted on the field by players.

He also co-hosted "Broncos Beat", a weekly show on KCNC-TV  and a post-game show on KUSA-TV.

CAPTION: Tom Jackson during his ESPN career SOURCE:

Besides, he has hosted a Radio Show "Behind The Line" and later appeared in the American science fiction tv series Sliders in the episode "Eggheads". Tom was known for his outstanding commentary in social issues aside from football commentaries.

After the induction ceremony of the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame on 6 August 2016 Jackson retired from ESPN.  After the AFC and NFC Championship Games, Tom Jackson met Chris Berman in a special playoff edition of NFL Primetime on January 2018.

Tom Jackson Personal Life

Tom Jackson married Jenifer Jackson after a long romantic relationship. They met in Hawaii at the 1990 Pro Bowl for the first time. The couple has two daughters Taylor and Morgan. Jenifer is a former flight attendant.

Before getting married to Jenifer, Tom was married to Diana Maria Hill and later got divorced without having a baby. He was also in a relationship with Andrea Jackson and they had a daughter who died in a car accident in 1997.

Jackson is 5 feet 11 inches tall in height and weighs around 100 kg. Other than being a famous sports analyst, he is quite popular in social media as well. In addition, he has a huge number of followers.

Jackson currently, lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, along with his family, and has a beautiful home there.

Facts About Tom Jackson

  • Birthdate: April 4, 1951
  • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Profession: Sports Analyst and former football player
  • Salary: $100,000
  • Net worth:$10 million
  • Wife: Jenifer Jackson
  • Divorced with: Diana Maria Hill and Andrea Jackson
  • Children: daughters Taylor and Morgan
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inch
  • Weight: 220 lbs

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